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Nilgiri Natural History Society

Sacred Elaeocarpus of the Nilgiris- Ecology, Culture and Conservation

PROJECTS: Sacred Elaeocarpus of the Nilgiris-Ecology, Culture and Conservation: This project funded by INTACH Delhi, is a survey on the status of the Elaeocarpus serratus (“Bikke” in Badaga dialect or commonly known as the Malabar/Nilgiri Mock Olive tree) and Elaeocarpus tuberculatus
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Not Just Another Day at School!

On Saturday, 15 students of VSVMS, Vishwashanti, and CSI schools of Kotagiri met up with Shiny Rahel at Happy Valley, the site of a habitat restoration project in Kotagiri town that Keystone has been working on since 2006. The activity was organized by the Nilgiri Natural History Soci
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Conservation in the mountains of Uttarakhand: A Balancing Act, Dr.A.J.T Johnsingh

Conservation in the mountains of Uttarakhand: A Balancing Act Please click on the link below, to read Mr. A.J.T. Johnsingh’s accounts from Gangotri National Park, Uttarakhand.   Conservation in the mountains of Uttarakhand: A Balancing Act  
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Bringing back the ‘Orange-finned mahseer’, Dr. A.J.T.Johnsigh

The orange-finned mahseer is an iconic sport fish that is reported to be endemic to the Cauvery basin and which has broken thousands of fishing lines, hundreds of rods and reels and dragged numerous anglers into the water. It is also known as the hump-back mahseer, as the adults devel
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Puppetry workshop on Pollination and it’s importance.

Dr. Bhanumathi from ‘Pavai centre for Puppetry’in association with Nilgiri Natural History Society (NNHS) conducted two workshops for children at the Adi Dravidar Middle School, Doddabetta and Mavanalla Tribal Residential School on the 26th and 27th of November 2015, respectively. Eac
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Importance of Pollination through Puppetry Workshop by Dr. Bhanumathi

Nilgiri Natural History Society is organising two puppetry workshops on the theme, ‘Pollination and its importance‘. The workshop is conducted by Dr. Bhanumathi of Pavai Centre for Puppetry, Chennai. Dr. Bhanumathi is a naturalist, author of many books on the same subject
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A Talk on Dr. Salim Ali and Man- Animal Interactions in India by Tara Gandhi

On the occasion of Dr Salim Ali’s 119th birthday, Tara Gandhi, one of Dr. Salim Ali’s students spoke of his life, his work and the inspiration behind her new book, Birds, Wild Animals and Agriculture. The talk covered human animal conflicts with emphasis on conflict with w
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Outreach and Awareness programmes- Series 1

A series of outreach programmes and education activities has been initiated by Keystone Foundation and NNHS in the Hasanur , Punajanur and Sigur regions. The most recent camp was conducted for school students at the Keystone Resource Centre in Punanjanur. A wide array of activities we
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Tamil Birders Meet, 2015

NNHS participated at the Tamil Birders meet which took place at the Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore. The agenda behind the meeting was to highlight the need to collaborate for better monitoring and understanding of birds from across the state. Another aspect which was hi
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Outreach Sessions at ‘The Lawrence School’, Ooty

NNHS has been conducting a series of talks with the Nature Club, at The Lawrence School, ooty. These talks have covered a series of modules ( Where the Kurinji Blooms – a conservation education manual developed by Keystone Foundation) as well as a few specialist talks as well. The mot
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